Photo-A-Day: June 24th 2017

Normally the end of a Saturday reminds me that the weekend is rushing towards being over. It makes me think of all the things I was planning to get done, and the fact that I haven’t done most of them. Then I start to feel stressed about only having one day left to get things…

Photo-A-Day: June 23rd 2017

Happy Midsummer, everyone! Today is a holiday here in Finland as everyone celebrates Juhannus (midsummer) with bonfires, barbecues, and plenty of booze. (We do not have any of those things, but we did have crisps and fizzy.) I got to have a day off of work which was lovely. In fact I have a four-day…

Photo-A-Day: June 20th 2017

There’s lots of flowers out at the moment. I can’t tell you what most of them are, because I’m not good with flower names… These ones are very pretty. There was a large bush covered in clumps of them. They looked as though they were growing in balls of flowers – a clump here, another…

Photo-A-Day: June 19th 2017

When my younger brother was very little he liked ladybirds. He may still like them, I haven’t asked. I remember that he used to have a ladybird nightlight – one of those ones that plugs into a socket in the wall. I think he might have had a ladybird backpack but I don’t remember for…

Photo-A-Day: June 18th 2017

Here’s the last picture of the lupins I’ve been sharing with you. And indeed this is the last photograph from my “stash” for this series, which means I need to get some new ones taken for this coming week. Tomorrow will be a particular challenge as I have a very long day at work. I…

Photo-A-Day: June 16th 2017

Have I mentioned recently how much I love my camera’s ability to zoom? Even just the point-and-click camera. These pretty flowers were on a slope right next to the metro line. I couldn’t exactly get close to them to take pictures. Okay, some people might have climbed on to the bank to take the pictures,…

Photo-A-Day: June 15th 2017

We’ve had a few very rainy days recently. The poor trees at the park (which I’d previously photographed) ended up losing quite a lot of the petals from their blossom in the process. As you can see in today’s picture, it ended up making what almost looks like a carpet of petals where they fell.

Photo-A-Day: June 14th 2017

One day late last week whilst the boys were napping and I was having a well-earned break I spotted this beetle on the balcony. I realise the picture doesn’t give much scale, but it was pretty large! It seemed to have slightly caught its leg as it was unable to get away from where it…